What will €70,000 buy in Cashel, Ecuador, Montenegro, the Dominican Republic and France?
Take5: From an investment property in France, an Ecuadorian mountain retreat, a house overlooking the Bay of Kotor, or a partially renovated house in Cashel
Set in the hills of Rio San Juan in the Dominican Republic, this furnished house has a community pool with a restaurant, spa and on-site management.
Located in Dualla, which is 6km from the medieval town of Cashel, this four-bedroom house will be auctioned on April 9th. Standing on 0.11 of an acre, the house though partially renovated – there are new Velux windows to the rear and some new tiling – requires a new heating system.
Price AMV €70,000
ECUADOR: LOJA PROVINCE
Known as the Playground of the Incas, as the region was a purported retreat for Incan royalty, this one-bedroom house constructed in 2020 is located in the neighbourhood of San Jose in Vilcabamba, which legend has it is famed for its longevity. It is set on a site of 0.6 of an acre with views to Mandango Mountain and the Podocarpus National Park, which is known as the “botanical garden of America”.
Price: $84,000 (€70,540)
Overlooking the Bay of Kotor in the Adriatic Sea, this one-bedroom studio is located in a traditional stone house which has been renovated into five properties in total. Extending to just 28sq m (300sq ft), it is within 30m of the seafront in the small town of Strp, just 20km to Kotor, which was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1979.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: MARIA TRINIDAD SANCHEZ PROVINCE
Located in the hills of Rio San Juan on the northern coast of the island, this new one-bedroom house extends to 75sq m (802sq ft) and stands on 0.08 of an acre of tropical gardens. Set in an “ecologically minded, new residential community”, the furnished house has a community pool with a restaurant, spa and on-site management and is 6km to the local beach where temperatures average 28-30 degrees Celsius year round.
Price $82,000 (€68,869)
Located in the town centre of Annonay in the Ardeche region, this 160sq m (1,722sq ft) property includes a shop at ground level, and a garage measuring 26sq m. It is being sold as a potential investment property with an annual return estimated at 6.2 per cent. Currently in need of renovation, there are grants available to convert the building into three apartments, as it is part of an urban regeneration programme. Or there is the option to convert the property back to a private residence.